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Today in Southern History: Little Rock Central High

Today in Southern History: Little Rock Central High

25 September 1957  On this date in 1957 … With 300 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne standing guard, U.S. Marshalls escorted nine black children into class during the manufactured crisis at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Other Years: 1789 – The first U.S. Congress adopted the first 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent…

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American Sovereignty and “Unconditional Loyalty”

American Sovereignty and “Unconditional Loyalty”

Whereas, Almighty God hath created the mind free:Beginning of Jefferson’s Statue for Religious Freedom, passed by the Virginia Legislature in 1786 I With one intro line Jefferson explains the core of human liberty. Our minds, a composite of intellect and heart that defines us as human, are forever free to choose what to believe, where…

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Podcast Episode 90

Podcast Episode 90

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 18-22, 2017 Topics: Culture war, Alexander Hamilton, American constitutions, Southern politics. Don’t Miss a Podcast Episode. Subscribe to The Week in Review at Abbeville Instutute Podcast. Subscribe on iTunes Let’s block ads! (Why?) … Read more at the Abbeville Institute (The opinions in this article are…

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Today in Southern History: Shenandoah Valley Torched

Today in Southern History: Shenandoah Valley Torched

24 September 1864  On this date in 1864… Federal armies began a campaign to burn all crops and civilian property in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Other Years: 1862 – Federal General W.T. Sherman ordered his subordinates to destroy every house in Randolph, Tennessee in retaliation for Confederate fire upon supply boats. 1883– The first National…

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Today in Southern History: Republic of West Florida

Today in Southern History: Republic of West Florida

23 September 1810  On this date in 1810… Florida rebels overran the Spanish garrison at Baton Rouge and unfurled the Bonnie Blue Flag over the new Republic of West Florida. Other Years: 1561 – King Philip II of Spain prohibited Spanish settlements in Florida. 1861 – Kansas jayhawkers and redlegs of the Kansas Brigade commanded by…

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Today in Southern History: To Hell and Back

Today in Southern History: To Hell and Back

22 September 1955  On this date in 1955… Universal Pictures released To Hell and Back, the autobiographical movie of Southern hero Audie Murphy’s actions in WWII.  Murphy was reluctant to appear in the film, but was eventually convinced to do so by the studio in order to honor his fallen comrades. Other Years: 1565 – A…

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What’s Happened to the Southern Heartland?

What’s Happened to the Southern Heartland?

With roots in urban America, the libertarian New Class, which staffs so many of today’s influential think tanks, is disinclined to view the troubles in rural America as a real crisis. This group tends to view a farm as simply another unit of production that, if inefficient, should wither away without public concern—indeed no more…

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Shouldn’t That Carl Schurz Monument Come Down?

Shouldn’t That Carl Schurz Monument Come Down?

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America As some folks know, I recently did a CD lecture (a little over 37 minutes long) about the Marxist and socialist supporters and enablers of Abraham Lincoln. These were the sterling individuals (often along with their wives) that Donnie Kennedy and I wrote…

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Today in Southern History: Battle of Wahab’s Plantation

Today in Southern History: Battle of Wahab’s Plantation

21 September 1780  On this date in 1780… Militia Colonel William R. Davie launched a surprise attack on a Loyalist camp, which included elements of the British Legion commanded by Banastre Tarleton at Wahab’s Plantation, in present-day Union County, North Carolina.  Tarleton was absent and his troops fled with heavy losses. Other Years: 1863 – Confederates…

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Terrorism, Chivalry, and “The Great Compromise”

Terrorism, Chivalry, and “The Great Compromise”

It is unsurprising that one of the antifa groups that have been making the news lately identifies itself with John Brown, the revolutionary abolitionist who was hanged shortly after leading an attack upon Harper’s Ferry in 1859.  Brown’s career embodies the progressive fixation with being on the ostensibly “right” side of history, and as the…

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SC Reenactment Cancelled For PC

SC Reenactment Cancelled For PC

FITSNews – In the latest southern surrender to encroaching political correctness, a longstanding War Between the States reenactment scheduled for next month in York County, South Carolina has been cancelled. The reenactment – held for the past three decades at Historic Brattonsville, S.C. – was ostensibly called off due to “security concerns,” according to reporters Andrew Dys and John Marks of The Rock…

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Today in Southern History: Desegregating Ole Miss

Today in Southern History: Desegregating Ole Miss

20 September 1961  On this date in 1961… James Lee Meredith was refused access as a student to the University of Mississippi because of his race. Other Years: 1809 – Confederate General Sterling Price was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia. 1967 – Hurricane Beulah hit the Texas-Mexican border, killing 38. 1973 – Billie Jean King…

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The Historical Folly of “Nothing but Race.”

The Historical Folly of “Nothing but Race.”

At the base of most of the ongoing political debates currently raging in the United Sates there are always, it seems, deeper questions, more philosophical and more historical contexts that need to be examined—what I would call “legacy issues.” Oftentimes assumptions are made or are disseminated by many self-proclaimed defenders of our traditions—by those “conservative…

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Today in Southern History: The Sandbar Fight

Today in Southern History: The Sandbar Fight

19 September 1827  On this date in 1827… Though shot three times, stabbed twice, and having a sword cane lodged in his chest, Jim Bowie killed Norris Wright and cut off Alfred Blanchard’s arm at the Sandbar Fight when a brawl broke out after a duel outside Natchez, Mississippi. Other Years: 1796 – U.S. President George…

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How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

A review of How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America by Brion McClanahan, Regnery History, 2017. A thinking American must choose between Hamilton and Jefferson, whose contrary visions of the future were contested in the first days of the Constitution. If you are happy with big government, big banks, big business, big military, and judicial dictatorship,…

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Today in Southern History: The Cornerstone

Today in Southern History: The Cornerstone

18 September 1793  On this day in 1793… George Washington and other dignitaries laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in a traditional Masonic ceremony. Other Years: 1862 – Ten men, all noncombatants, were loaded onto wagons, seated on newly made coffins, and taken to the Palmyra, Missouri fairgrounds where they were executed under order of…

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Today in Southern History: Hank Williams

Today in Southern History: Hank Williams

17 September 1923  On this date in 1923… County music legend Hank Williams was born at Mount Olive, Alabama. Other Years: 1787 – The final draft of the U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of the delegates at the Philadelphia constitutional convention. 1796 – U.S. President George Washington’s Farewell Address was read before…

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Today in Southern History: Oklahoma Land Rush

Today in Southern History: Oklahoma Land Rush

16 September 1893  On this date in 1893… The U.S. government opened the Cherokee Strip to settlement by white homesteaders in present-day Oklahoma. Other Years: 1779 – French and Patriot troops began the Siege of Savannah, Georgia. 1875 – James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney, was born in Hamilton, Missouri. 1924 – Jim Bottomley of the…

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Today in Southern History: Gun Control

Today in Southern History: Gun Control

15 September 1966  On this date in 1966…  U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to Charles Whitman’s deadly sniper attack from the University of Texas at Austin clock tower, wrote a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.  The result was the Gun Control Act of 1968, which did little to prevent…

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Today in Southern History: Gun Control

Today in Southern History: Gun Control

15 September 1966  On this date in 1966…  U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to Charles Whitman’s deadly sniper attack from the University of Texas at Austin clock tower, wrote a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.  The result was the Gun Control Act of 1968, which did little to prevent…

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